This morning while I was riding my bike to the yoga studio I had a “AHA!” moment. It’s funny how I tend to be so encouraging to others and especially in my yoga class I always emphasis listening to your body and respecting it. But when it comes to really being able to apply what I believe on myself….well, its hard. I realized that has got to change. I want to be a good yoga teacher so I really should make a conscious effort every single day to treat myself with the same respect and care that a mother would care for her child. AHA! That’s it, I should treat myself as I hope to treat my child with utmost love.
I think as humans its easy to get hard on ourselves, but if we take a step back and think “Would I be so hard on my friend, child, loved one etc?” The answer would most likely be no don’t you think?
So that was my motto for the day, to treat myself with utmost love and care. 🙂 I declare today as the offical Love Yourself Day! 🙂
With that thought in mind, I baked cookies today. Motozo hosted a poker night at our place and I decided I wanted to make dessert for everyone. I actually wanted to make some vegan burgers and make a huge spread, but I got carried away cleaning the house for almost 3 hours that I only had time to make cookies. Priorities people! To hell with the burgers, cookies are more important.
Thank you Joe for the fabulous recipe! These cookies turned out great! The original recipe called for cherries, but I substituted with cranberries since that’s what I had on hand.
I loved how these cookies were full of cranberries and almonds that I was able to taste in every bite. They were fluffy, soft, but with just the right amount of crunch and chew. Totally my type of cookie!
One of the poker buddies’ wife is also my friend, so she came by with her kid and when she tasted the cookies she initially thought they were store-bought. They were a big hit with everyone, even with this happy munchkin.
It was lovely having Tamiko over. We chatted about pregnancy, babies, and other girl talk. Sometimes all I need is some female company (and cookies) to assure me that my crazy emotions are normal 🙂 She told me stories of her “emotional moments” during her pregnancy and sympathized with the physical discomforts of getting larger and larger.
And now I’m going to take Mia’s advice to hug my belly and imagine I’m rocking the baby the sleep 🙂
Sweet dreams everyone!